Unlimited Grace In Zion


…and salt without prescribed limit. Ezra 7:22

Salt was used in every offering made by fire to the Lord, and with its preserving and purifying properties it was the picture of God’s preserving, unending grace in the soul. It is worth noting that when Artaxerxes gave salt to Ezra the priest, he set no limit to the quantity: “up to one hundred talents of silver, one hundred kors of wheat, one hundred baths of wine, one hundred baths of oil, and salt without prescribed limit.” (Ezra 7:22) And so it is today, when the King of kings distributes grace among His royal priesthood, the supply is not cut short by Him.

In ourselves, that is the measured portions that Artaxerxes decreed; we are often in short supply, but never in the Lord with his grace. It can be said that he who chooses to gather the morning manna of God’s grace will find that he may have as much as he desires. There is no famine in Zion that causes the citizens to eat their bread by weight and drink their water by measure. Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry” (John 6:35), and he also said, “whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.” (John 4:14) In the Kingdom of Zion, the law is, “Ask whatever you will, and it will be done for you.” (John 15:7)

It is possible in this life to have too much money or too much honor, but we cannot have too much grace. There is no fear of a someone becoming too full of grace. More wealth brings more care, but more grace brings more joy. Increased wisdom is increased sorrow, but an abundance of the Spirit is fullness of joy.

Beloved, go to the storehouse of Zion and ask for a the unlimited supply of heavenly salt. It will season your afflictions, which are unsavory without salt; it will preserve your heart, which grows corrupt if salt is absent; and it will kill your sins even as salt kills bacteria. You need much; seek much and have much.

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